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Suggest medication for chronic cough

my father age 65 years good health and no smoker or drinker but past 1 year he is suffering from chronic cough at night the intensity of cough is high . all the reports related to this is normal and the treatment is going on from a physican of med college lucknow will you suggest me some better
Wed, 29 Nov 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Night time excessive coughing is mostly seen with cough variant asthma.
So in my opinion, you should definitely consult pulmonologist for your father and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT will not only diagnose asthma but it will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
He will mostly improve with inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
Oral combination of antihistamine (levocetrizine or fexofenadine) and anti allergic (montelukast) once a day at night is also beneficial.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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